Reality Writes -- Brief 5 -- Translate an informative text into another language
This may be a bit of a departure. We are asked to engage in an act of translation. Given my schoolboy French and Beginner Level Japanese and Scotsman's Australian English -- this can only end one way. Badly.
The challenge set for us was "to pick a text of any length ... and find a way of expressing it in another language". I was flummoxed for a while. "Flummoxed", by the way, is a technical term used by writers; very difficult for the lay person to understand.
Then inspiration struck. Begin at the beginning with a text that can be described only as The First Word. So here it is.
The Book of Genesis, all of Chapter 1 and verses i - iii of Chapter 2. The first seven days of creation as written in the King James Bible (first published in 1611) but translated into Twitter -- by me (looks timidly up to the heavens in anticipation of thunder bolts).
Why the King James Bible I hear you ask? Two reasons.
Only a Scottish Presbyterian -- King James 6th of Scotland and Ist of England -- would have the audacity to sponsor what was called the "authorised version" of the Word of God. As in -- authorised by wee Jimmy fae Embra.
This is the Bible I was raised on. Whatever secular pose I may adopt these days, the ideas, the words, the sometimes beautiful poetry of this 400 year old text shaped me then and influence me still. (As does the Communist Party Manifesto of 1848. But that's a different story).
Here we go then. The first seven days. In Twitter.
Genesis Chs. 1 & 2 (i-iii)
@Void: No Tweets
@Earth: No Tweets
@Deep: No Tweets
@Yahweh: Let there be #light
@Seraph07569: Whoa Man. Check out the #light, dude!
@Cherub032891: Cool. Behold the Man, man.
@Satan666: I could do that. #FakeNews
@Seraph001: There is #light
@Yahweh: Let there be #FirmamentInMidstOfWaters
@Seraph07569: Check out the #firmament, dude!
@Seraph07569: #light? It is so done dude!
@Gabriel1: @Yahweh makes #stars
@Cherub032891: Psychedelic my sweet soul sister. Just wait 'til the 60s.
@Yahweh: (show this thread) It is #good … 4.
@Gabriel1: @Yahweh creates great #whales
@Satan666: Our whales have bigger spouts. Last so much longer than #FailingYahweh whales.
@Gabriel1: @Yahweh creates #EveryLivingCreatureThatMoveth
@Gabriel1: @Yahweh creates #EveryWingedFowl
@Yahweh: It is #good.
@Gabriel1: @Yahweh blesses #EveryLivingCreatureThatMoveth
@Seraph07569: #LivingCreatureAfterHisKind? It is so ... SO!
@Yahweh: It is #good
@Yahweh: Let Us make #man in our image, after our likeness
@Satan666: We have #serpents
@Gabriel1: @Yahweh sees everything is #good.
@Yahweh: It is #verygood
@Cherub032891: All the #host finished.
@Gabriel1: @Yahweh ends work Intends to rest on 7th #Day. Maybe have a barbecue. Invite round some of the Old Gods.
@Yahweh: Blessed is 7th #Day